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USA TODAY

As Guam high school seniors navigate a complicated college admissions process, a global pandemic has forced them to face unprecedented confusion.

Students must build resumes with no extracurriculars, navigate online classes and select colleges without in-person visits.

“College applications is still a priority and always will be until I graduate, but spending this much time alone at home has forced me to reevaluate what is important,” said Marina Babauta, a senior at John F. Kennedy High school. 

Because of pandemic restrictions, more than 60% of four-year universities are test-optional.

For her dream schools, Babauta feels relieved that test scores are optional, but worries that she needs to focus on recommendations and extracurriculars, which receive extra attention this year. 

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